Saturday, March 01, 2008
Update on Broadway Directory Flap
Conflict continues at moderate-liberal Broadway Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas over the inclusion of homosexual couples in the church directory. Apparently the Pastor thought the church was both welcoming and affirming while many of the older (Cecil Sherman type SBC moderates) were welcoming (as long as you keep it to yourself) but not affirming. See the soft treatment in Associated Baptist Press here (which focuses on the fact that the controversy is spurred on by the internet) and a more honest blogger report here.
This is yet another warning of where things go once you jettison confessional boundaries and focus on 'soul freedom.'